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We're not afraid to ban the RBB: Wanderers

Sebastian Hassett 9:43 AM   Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas says he isn't afraid to ban the club's active supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc (RBB), if required.

Roar salvage 2-2 draw against Jets

Productive night: Mitch Cooper celebrates scoring a goal for the Jets during their 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar.

Vince Rugari 10:34 PM   Brisbane Roar have dodged A-League disaster, salvaging a 2-2 draw against plucky Newcastle in Friday night's clash at Suncorp Stadium.

City need to find the derby spirit: van 't Schip

Time to lift: City's Aaron Mooy knows the team has to rediscover some spirit for the derby.

Michael Lynch 1:32 PM   John van 't Schip has called on his team to put aside lacklustre show at Newcastle last weekend.

Lowy needs to set agenda from kick-off

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill 11:49 AM   Inspiration. That is what the game needs from Steven Lowy and his new board, who meet for the first time on Monday.

Davies happy with transferring football allegiance

Jason Dasey dinkus

Jason Dasey 11:59 PM   Singing the national anthem of his adopted country took a while to get used to for Perth-born Matthew Davies.

Why Keogh returned to Glory after salary cap scandal

Second time luckier:  Andy Keogh is back at the Perth Glory.

Dominic Bossi 8:48 PM   It wasn't easy being a Keogh in Perth last April.

FFA's high-risk play against the Wanderers

Malcolm Knox dincus

Malcolm Knox 8:23 PM   The FFA hopes it has done a kind of ju-jitsu move: using the strongest force in the game, the unity of a club and its supporters, against that club's worst internal elements.

Canberra striker plays for love, not glory

Ashleigh Sykes will probably miss the Olympic Games.

David Polkinghorne 5:19 PM   Japan-bound Canberra United striker will not return to the Matildas fold for Rio campaign.

Fletcher, Trewin think big for the future

Kai Trewin,14, and James Fletcher, 15, have been selected into the FFA Centre of Excellence.

Zac Lowe 3:54 PM   They may only be starting their careers, but Canberra kids James Fletcher and Tai Trewin are thinking big when it comes to future ambitions.

Wanderers prepared to ban RBB

Not happy: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas addresses the media in response to the FFA's sanction and $50,000 ...

Sebastian Hassett 3:34 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas says the club is so fed up with his club's fans' behaviour that they are prepared to ban the Red and Black Bloc (RBB) if they continue making trouble in the stands.

Victory fired up for derby: Muscat

Kevin Muscat and the Victory know this is a must-win match.

2:55 PM   Title-winning coach Kevin Muscat says he's noticed a lift in training intensity as his Victory side prepares for their Melbourne derby clash with crosstown title rivals Melbourne City.

'Bring passion, not flares'

Passion: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Sebastian Hassett 2:43 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has asked a segment of the club's supporters to bring their usual level of passion to Sunday's match against the Wellington Phoenix but has begged them to stop undertaking anti-social behaviour.

The Lowdown: Sydney FC v Perth Glory

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque.

Dominic Bossi 12:58 PM   Sydney FC v Perth Glory. 

Victory v City: Tale of the tape tips a draw

Paulo Retre of Melbourne City is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the round 11 derby.

Michael Lynch 12:30 PM   It's been dubbed as the biggest Melbourne derby - finals excepted - of them all with both Melbourne clubs realistic title contenders.

FIFA has been put 'to shame' by NFL

Will Smith plays neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu who discovered a football-related brain trauma, CTE.

Gareth A. Davies 11:08 AM   FIFA has been "very slow" to react to the issue of concussion in football, according to Peter Hamlyn, a consultant neurosurgeon.

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Robust United on the prowl for galacticos

Missing piece of the puzzle? Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jason Burt and Ben Rumsby 10:27 AM   Manchester United's financial results prove the club have the financial might and the desire to buy world superstars. And they are not afraid to let it be known.

RBB argue they are unfairly targeted by police

Standing strong: Western Sydney Wanderers fans are not afraid to show their fervour.

9:35 AM   ​Misbehaving fans could cost them a premiership, but the Western Sydney Wanderers' active supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc (RBB), have failed to specifically condemn those letting off flares at the club's matches.

England player sacked over child sex admission

Adam Johnson and girlfriend Stacey Flounders arrive at court in Bradford on Thursday.

7:34 AM   English Premier League strugglers Sunderland have sacked Adam Johnson in the wake of the midfielder pleading guilty to two child sex offences involving a 15-year-old girl.

Solo considers boycotting Rio over Zika fear

Hope Solo

Harriet Alexander   The goalkeeper of the American women's football team has become the most high-profile athlete yet to consider boycotting the Rio Olympics over fears of catching the Zika virus.

My form must improve: Arnold

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

Sebastian Hassett   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold made a rare admission on Thursday - he admits his coaching this season hasn't always been up to standard.

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Rebel league an option in Canberra NPL disagreement with Capital Football

FFA technical director Eric Abrams met with Canberra's NPL presidents to hear their concerns on Thursday.

David Polkinghorne   A rebel league is a possible last resort if the current impasse between Capital Football and the Canberra National Premier League clubs continues.

Wanderers unhappy, but demand rogue fans stay away

Stay away: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas tells troublesome fans they are not welcome at the club.

Sebastian Hassett   While the Western Sydney Wanderers were disappointed to be hit with a suspended three-point deduction and $50,000 fine for fan misbehaviour in Melbourne last weekend, club chief executive John Tsatsimas accepted the club needs to redouble its efforts to weed out the trouble-making fans.

Wanderers hit with fine, suspended points penalty

Wanderers fans let off flares during the round 18 match against Melbourne Victory.

Dominic Bossi   The poor behaviour of Western Sydney Wanderers' supporters has cost their club $50,000 and a suspended three point penalty after the Football Federation of Australia found the league leaders guilty of bringing the game into disrepute.

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FFA blow the opportunity of a lifetime

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill   If you stuff a marine flare down the legs of your jeans, or a railway detonator under your coat, and you go to the football, well you're not really going for the football are you?

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Crunch weekend in EPL title race

In the box seat: Leicester lead the Premier League by five points with 13 matches to play.

Leicester City will be wary of a reality check when the Premier League front-runners visit Arsenal on Sunday before Tottenham Hotspur's burgeoning title ambitions come under scrutiny at Manchester City.

Sky Blues boosted by Brosque return

Back in business: Alex Brosque.

Emma Kemp   Sydney FC will deploy one of their most potent attack forces of this A-League season against Perth, with both skipper Alex Brosque and David Carney given starting nods.

West Brom sneak past third-tier Peterborough

Peterborough United's Lee Angol holds his head in his hands after having a penalty saved by West Bromwich Albion ...

English Premier League team West Bromwich Albion won a penalty shootout 4-3 to beat third-tier Peterborough United in a dramatic FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Liverpool back down over ticket prices

Empty seats are seen after some Liverpool supporters walked out at the 77th minute at Anfield at the weekend to protest ...

Liverpool's American owners have bowed to pressure from the club's fans by backing down on plans to increase ticket prices significantly for next season following a mass walkout protest at Anfield on Saturday.

England player faces jail over child sex offences

Adam Johnson arrives at the Crown Court in Bradford, England.

Martin Evans   Adam Johnson, the Sunderland and England footballer, could face more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to two child sex offences involving a 15-year-old girl.

Vardy puts head through old FIFA rating

In the form of his life: Jamie Vardy (right).

Jamie Vardy has celebrated his updated FIFA player ratings in typically straightforward fashion by slamming his head through his old profile card.